FCO To Florence Via Orte

Feb 23rd, 2004, 05:05 AM
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FCO To Florence Via Orte

I've heard that you can go from FCO to Florence without going into Rome by taking a train FCO->Orte and chaning there. Trenitalia shows no such routing.

Does anyone know anything about this?
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 05:18 AM
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Hi saylor,

The route exists. See

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

It's a milk run and will take far longer than going into Rome.
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Feb 23rd, 2004, 05:33 AM
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The time looks the same when you consider that you don't have to get to Termini. It is also simpler because Orte is small station and you don't have to find your way through the huge confusing Termini to change. The Orte route is cheaper too.

The determining factor will probably be the time I clear customs. If an Orte train is leaving soon, I'll probably go that way. Otherwise, I'll go into Rome.

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Feb 23rd, 2004, 06:06 AM
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Saylor - Ira's right - it's a milk run. The Orte route takes a MINIMUM 1.5 hours longer - and can be much more.

[FCO-Orte takes 2 hours.
And Orte-Florence takes a minimum of 2 hours as there are no Eurostars from Orte.
You may also have a long wait for a connection at orte].

FCO-Florence via Termini takes 2.5 hours as it allows you to catch the frequent Rome-Florence Eurostar. Much the quicker, though more expensive it's true.

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Feb 23rd, 2004, 06:24 AM
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Hi Saylor,

We didn't find the Roma TE confusing at all. The Leonardo da Vinci Express brings you in at the farthest track. You walk to the head of the station, look at the billboard for your train (it probably goes to Milan) and have a snack while waiting.

Here is a map of the station:

http://www.romatermini.it/indexf.cfm
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